Damian Fulton’s “Rad!” part of a two-person show at La Luz de Jesus Gallery Damian Fulton and Brad “Tiki Shark” Parker July 4-July 27, 2014. Artist Reception: Friday, July 4 8-11 PM Featuring Live Performance by The Insect Surfers at 9 PM Sponsored by Sammy’s Beach Bar Rum Online Gallery Preview to begin June 27 La Luz de Jesus Gallery 4633 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90027 (323) 666-7667 laluzdejesus.com
Damian Fulton “Rad!” Before the X games, GoPro videos, and energy drinks, a kid with an over productive Rad gland virtually invented extreme sports. 35 years ago Radical Rick first raged through the pages of BMX Plus! Magazine and launched the career of Artist Damian Fulton. Since then Radical Rick has appeared in over 150 comic episodes, on T-shirts and posters, more than a few tattooed body parts, and continues to influence artists today.
To commemorate Radical Rick’s 35th anniversary, “Rad!” brings to La Luz de Jesus gallery the largest collection of original Radical Rick artwork ever assembled, featuring original paintings, magazine covers, and beautiful water colored story pages from the artist’s personal collection. Rad! also includes new, never seen before Radical Rick inspired artwork painted just for this exhibit.
Influenced by Zap Comix, motorcycles and hot rods, horror movies, classic cartoons, and a dose of Mad Magazine, Damian Fulton still paints today and his “Urban Surf” art is exhibited around the world.